Dancing in the streets to welcome Torah to its new Ajijic home

Members of the Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation will joyfully celebrate the gift of their new Torah on October 22.

Celebrants will gather at Pancho’s Deli on the Carretera at 11 a.m. before a rousing parade to deliver the Torah to its new home. The Torah will be carried under a “chuppah” (a traditional marriage canopy). The parade will include dancing horses and Klezmer music. The procession will end at the Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation at Santa Margarita 113, Riberas de Pilar, where there will be dancing in the courtyard of the synagogue.

The Torah contains the first five books of the Old Testament and is the primary document of Judaism, containing within it all of the biblical laws of the faith.

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